Universal Resorts facilitates repatriation flights for its resort employees

PUBLISHED April 13, 2020

Pioneering establishment, Universal Resorts has announced that they will be scheduling a series of chartered flights to return all staff at its properties to their respective home destinations.

Universal Resorts informs that repatriation flights for local staff will be scheduled via Manta Air and the national carrier Maldivian till April 18. Furthermore, the group will be arranging vessels or will reimburse the ticket fares for the local ferry services in the case that flights are not operated to some islands.

Universal Enterprises Private Limited had previously announced closure of all its resorts for 3 months in response several booking cancellations and reduction in tourist arrivals.

The group stated, "We expect to review this decision once every month, with a view to assess the situation and return to our normal operations at the earliest." Further adding that, "We are amongst the Maldivian companies worst hit by the global economic downturn. However, we are working to find ways to run our operations at some level and ensure that no employee is laid off."

Universal Resorts has lead the development of tourism industry of Maldives for over 46 years. The company has been acting as the pivotal pillars that has revolutionized the travel and tourism industry of Maldives. From a fledgling island nation, Universal Resort has been the key in branding the island nation as the most sort out travel destinations in the world today.

Resorts under the management of Universal Resorts includes Maldives first resort; Kurumba Maldives, Velassaru Maldives, Kuramathi Maldives, Baros Maldives, Kandolhu Maldives, Dhigali Maldives, Milaidhoo Island Maldives and Faarufushi Maldives.


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